This time the same old thing
The National Council has organized already the second rally this week (the first one took place on Septemder 11). The rally was held at Mehsul stadium, in Baku, from 3 to 5 p.m. About 5,000 people joined the rally despite the rain. 14 people, including the members of the Azerbaijani Popular Front Party (APFP) and Musavat, as well as journalist Islam Shikhali, were detained by the police following the rally.
Police have made an official statement, saying the rally (that was sanctioned by the executive authorities), had passed without any violations. However, after the rally, some participants still violated the public order.
Meanwhile, the rally participants claim, the police simply attacked the people, leaving the rally venue and started pushing them into the police buses that had been brought there in advance in the very beginning of the rally.
Some of those, who were detained, have been released later on.